I've worked in a primary school for 13 years and up until 2010 I enjoyed it. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis then, although I waited years before getting a diagnosis.
My problem is, in my head I can do everything I did prior to 2010, but physically, the pain prevents me from doing it now.
My hours are 8:50 to 15:00 but I struggle with getting up and feeling able to perform simple tasks. Fatigue is a big issue for me as I find it difficult sleeping at the best of times but we have a problem with noisy neighbours at the moment which isn't helping. (The appropriate agencies are involved trying to prosecute, another story!.)
While I need the money as I'm the sole earner, I also need to have a break.
I don't know what I need to do if I want to give up work as regards benefits etc. I do receive DLA at the moment but I don't know how long for.
All I want is an option for giving up or reducing hours at work that won't see me penniless.
If anyone has any advice on this matter I would be truly grateful.